Meatball Soup (Albóndigas)

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Meatball Soup
Meatball Soup

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Caeli Willard
Meatball Soup (Albóndigas)
Budget-friendly recipe
1375

This is a delicious, mild version of a traditional Mexican soup.

Ingredients

¼
cup
minced
1
minced
¼
tablespoon
2
chopped
4
cups
½
cup
Fresh, (cut and discard bottom 2 inches of stems), chopped
1
chopped
1
chopped
2
chopped

What You'll Need

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Wooden spoon
  • Chef knife
  • Cutting board
  • Large pot

Directions

  1. Step 1
    In a pot, over medium heat: bring water and chicken broth to a boil.
  2. Step 2
    While the liquids come to a boil, mix ground turkey, mint, garlic, pepper, and chopped tomato.
  3. Step 3
    Roll the mixture into little balls, about 1-1½ inch diameter.
  4. Step 4
    Once the liquids are boiling, add meatballs and cilantro. Lower heat and cook covered for about 10 minutes.
  5. Step 5
    When meatballs rise to the top, add potatoes, celery, and carrots. Continue to cook covered.
  6. Step 6
    Once the vegetables are soft, add the zucchini and let it cook for 10 more minutes or until zucchini is tender.

Chef Tips

  • Use a meat of your choice (i.e. ground beef, pork or chicken).

  • You can also add spinach:
    After turning heat off, add spinach, cover, let sit for 2 minutes and serve.

  • For added flavor: add lemon juice, chopped chile pepper or chopped onion to individual portions.

Nutrition Info and more

Serving size:
cups
Total calories:
203
Total fat:
10 g
Saturated fat:
3 g
Carbohydrates:
5 g
Protein:
18 g
Fiber:
2 g
Sodium:
348 mg
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